CHICAGO — Six officers were elected during A.M.I.’s Annual Business Meeting held at the Worldwide Food Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. Nine new members of the A.M.I. Board of Directors were also elected.
A.M.I.’s elected officers for 2009-2010 include Jeffrey Ettinger, chairman of the board; Dennis Vignieri, vice-chairman; Larry Odom, treasurer; Nick Meriggioli, secretary; Rod Brenneman, immediate past chairman’ and J. Patrick Boyle was re-elected by the A.M.I. membership to serve a twentieth year as A.M.I.’s president and chief executive.
The A.M.I. Board of Directors elected during A.M.I.’s Annual Business Meeting will serve a three-year term, ending December 2013. New members of A.M.I.’s Board of Directors include: Adam Anderson, president, Marlen Research Corporation; Anthony (Tony) Bayat, president, CFS North America Inc.; Helio Castaño, Sigma USA vice president, Sigma Alimentos; Ron Divin, president and c.e.o., Mountain City Meat Company Inc.; Bill Morgan, president, Johnsonville Sausage LLC; Mark Moshier, president, Arrowsight Inc.; Arie Nuys, president, Delft Blue Inc.; James Rudolph, chairman and c.e.o., Rudolph Foods Company Inc.; and Bill Rupp, c.e.o., Meyer Foods.
Also joining A.M.I.’s Board of Directors is Tom Hayes, chief supply chain officer, Sara Lee Corporation, who is filling the balance of George Chappelle’s term. Mr. Hayes was also elected to the A.M.I. Executive Committee. Tim Klein, president and c.e.o., National Beef Packing Co., LLC, is stepping onto the board to fill John Miller’s seat and was also elected to the Executive Committee. Dave McDonald, president and chief operating officer, OSI Group LLC, was re-elected to the board through 2012 and was also elected to the Institute’s Executive Committee.
A.M.I.’s Board extended Ex Officio status to four new Directors: John Keating, president, Cargill beef; Dirk Jones, president, Cargill pork; Rich Vesta, president of U.S. Beef, JBS USA; and Martin Dooley, president of U.S. Pork, JBS USA.